Admit it. There’s something you’ve been thinking about doing.
At first you were 110% committed. Nothing was going to stop you.
You had some doubts, but you decided it was worth doing.
You made plans, got excited about the potential and started taking action.
But then something happened. You encountered some early resistance.
It wasn’t as easy to make progress as you thought, and you couldn’t figure out some of the key components of your plan.
Then a bunch of questions popped in your head. “There are so many unknowns. What about X? And what about Y?” you started thinking.
And then the self doubt crept in.
Once the self doubt kicks in, you’re hanging by a thread.
Now you have a decision to make.
Are you going to talk yourself out of it again this time?
Or, are you going to buck up, believe in yourself and move forward?
How many times will you go through this cycle?
The Work and The Results are two different things. You can’t say “I want to do the results.” You can only say “I’m going to do the work.” You might want to accomplish the results, but results only happen because of the work you do.
I used to think it was a silly waste of time to think about a vision for my life. Who does that?
Any project or system that involves people, no matter how well-intentioned, eventually loses luster once the initial excitement and momentum wears off. Everything becomes a job after long enough, no matter how infatuated you were in the beginning.
View this post on Instagram I’ve dealt with depression my whole life. Sometimes it gets the better of me for weeks or months on end.
Motivation is a funny thing. We can feel sluggish, depressed, tired and unmotivated towards the work we *know* we want/need to get done.
I read last week that a record number of people are leaving their jobs. They’re leaving because we’re in a tight labor market right now, and finding a better job is easy.